Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, non-practicing entity (in other words, a “patent troll”) TOT Power Control has sued Apple for infringing a pair of wireless communications technology patents covering baseband modem power output and its relation to call quality.
About the lawsuit
TOT Power Control is the licensing arm of Top Optimized Technologies,.
Lodged with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday, TOT Power Control’s complaint alleges Apple products like iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad contain wireless baseband components, including those manufactured by Qualcomm and Intel, that infringe on owned intellectual property.
What’s a patent troll?
A patent holding company exists to hold patents on behalf of one or more other companies but does not necessarily manufacture products or supply services based upon the patents held. Many folks, like me, consider such companies to be patent trolls.
A patent troll is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product.
Article provided with permission from AppleWorld.Today